An arrest warrant has been issued for the outgoing president of the United States of America, Donald Trump.
The warrant was issued by a court in Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, January 7, as part of its investigation into the killing of top Iraqi paramilitary commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in 2020, Forbes reported.
Al-Muhandis was killed in a targeted US drone strike alongside Iranian Revolutionary Guard general, Qassem Soleimani, outside the Iraqi capital’s airport in January last year.
The US president later disclosed that he ordered the strike on the motorcade that killed the two men.
According to Aljazeera, the court said the decision to issue the warrant:
“Was made after the judge recorded the statements of the claimants from the family of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.”
The warrant was issued under Article 406 of the penal code which provides for the death penalty in all cases of premeditated murder.
The order by the Baghdad court comes after Iran issued its own arrest requests, via the international police agency Interpol over the drone strike that killed Iranian general, Qassim Soleimani.
A Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr, accused Trump, and more than 30 others of being involved in the attack that killed the general.